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New LittleBigPlanet Vita Level: Topsy-Turny!

New LittleBigPlanet Vita Level: Topsy-Turny!

2f0a94db35b10655b621a55b7ab29164bcbbaa83I have recently created a new survival level on LittleBigPlanet Vita called “Topsy-Turny”! The level basically puts you in a spinning wheel where you change layers in order to not hit lethal walls. The longer you survive, the more points you earn. This level implements a title screen, where the screen shows the words, “EXO Productions”, followed by the logo for “Topsy-Turny” itself! I DARE you to play it and try to earn 1,000 points!! 🙂

Click here to go to the level’s link on lbp.me.

 
Also, click here to go to the LBP link for my other new survival level, “Quicksand Survival”!

 
Posted from my Raspberry Pi!

LittleBigPlanet Cross-Controller Pack

LittleBigPlanet Cross-Controller Pack

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I have recently purchased the Cross-Controller pack in LittleBigPlanet, which makes use of the Vita in LittleBigPlanet 2. Fortunately, you don’t need LBP Vita to play with the pack.

The story is about space-traveling pirates, who are in jail. Sack-thing’s ship crashes into their cell, and they break out and search for treasure. I’d recommend purchasing this pack, although it is very short.

Sly Cooper Movie!!!

Sly Cooper Movie!!!

In 2016, Sly Cooper will be breaking into theaters in his very own movie. The movie will be retelling the story of the first game, Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, with some minor changes. Not only are those changes to the storyline, but also the characters’ appearances. Murray had the most changes, which made him look more mature. In other news, Sucker Punch Productions–the creators of Sly Cooper–will not have anything to do with the movie.

Below is the teaser trailer:

Click to go to the official website

Click to go to the Sly Cooper Wiki, your ultimate source of Sly Cooper information!

Sly 5 Poll – VOTE YES!!!!!!

Sly 5 Poll – VOTE YES!!!!!!

Hi Sly Cooper Fans,

I have created a poll for Sly Cooper fans who want another release in the series. Everybody reading this PLEASE go and vote yes, even if you aren’t a Sly fan. Also, I would encourage you to buy Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time here, because that will be the real judge of whether or not a new release will be made.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review

Hi Sly Cooper Fans! As you all probably know, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was released about a month ago. I have played through the game, and I really enjoyed it. Instead of being made by the previous owners, Sucker Punch Productions, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is created by Sanzaru Games. Here is the plot for the game:

Sly and the gang have disbanded. Sly is faking amnesia to create a relationship with Inspector Carmelita Fox, Murray is the champion in the demolition derby, and Bentley works on creating a time machine with his girlfriend Penelope. But Penelope disappears, and Bentley discovers that pages from the Thievius Raccoonus, the Cooper Family handbook, are beginning to disappear. Bentley gets the gang back together so they can travel through time, and try to fix Cooper history.

The five time periods that the gang visit are Feudal Japan, the Wild West, Prehistoric Times, Medieval England, and Ancient Arabia. There is also a Paris prologue and epilogue. In each time period, a Cooper ancestor is visited. The five cooper ancestors visited are Rioichi Cooper, Tennessee “Kid” Cooper, “Bob” Cooper, Sir Galleth Cooper, and Salim al Kupar, respectively.

I think that the storyline is really great, and I also liked that there are multiple pop culture references. The only big problem that I had with the game was that it was really slow when loading. I also liked the ancestors that Sanzaru picked, although I wish that there had been some more. Speaking of there being more ancestors, there is a rumor that Slytunkhamen Cooper II was supposed to be in this game, but Sanzaru removed him. Are you wondering why? Read below, and you’ll learn why.

SPOILER ALERT!!!! END OF SC:TiT TOLD!!!!!

As you can see in the picture on the right, Sly is stuck in Ancient Egypt. Allow me to explain why.egypt

The villain of the game, Le Paradox, caused a black hole to erupt in his blimp. Sly told the rest of the gang to leave, but Sly stayed so he could defeat the boss. Sly began by fighting with him inside the blimp, but was forced to exit and fight on the edge of the front of the blimp. Sly defeated Le Paradox, and Le Paradox was hanging onto the blimp for his life. Sly, out of kindness, helped Le Paradox up. Le Paradox attacked Sly, took his paraglider, and began to float off of the blimp. A plane ran into Le Paradox, he dropped the paraglider, and fell into the ocean. He was later found and imprisoned. Sly disappeared. After gaining all of the trophies in the game, a cinematic plays, and shows Sly in Ancient Egypt.

SLY 5?!?!? 😉

Below are pictures of the ancestors featured in the game.



For more info on Sly Cooper, go to www.slycooper.wikia.com.

How to run Gamecube and Wii games on the mac

How to run Gamecube and Wii games on the mac

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Recently, I wanted to play Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on my Mac computer. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle is an old Nintendo Gamecube game that was released in 2002. If you have a Wii, you can play old Gamecube games as long as you have a Gamecube controller and memory card. I had to do some research to find out if there was a way to play the game on my Mac too.

 
I had heard of a site called Emuparadise somewhere, so that is where I looked to find the game. You can download the Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and A LOT of other games from that site. The games you can download are called ROMs and the programs you need to play them are called Emulators. Here is a link to the Emuparadise site, which has links to the ROMs and a lot of good information about emulators:

http://www.emuparadise.me

 
Once you go to Emuparadise, click on “ROMs, ISOs & Games” from the site navigation. From that page, choose the console type you want to find games for. I chose “Nintendo Gamecube ISOs”. After you choose your console, you are taken to a page where you can either pick from the top games or search for a specific game listed in alphabetical order. I clicked “S” to search for the Sonic The Hedgehog games and then I clicked on the link for the Sonic Adventure 2: Battle game. The game page gives you a description of the game and some screenshots. Scroll down on that page and click the “Direct Download Link”. This might be a little confusing because clicking that link doesn’t download the game, but it takes you to another page where you can actually find the link to the game file. The actual game file will be under the “Direct Download” section of that page. Be very patient while the ROM is downloading. Some games can actually take hours to download from that site.

 
The file you will download will be a compressed file like a .rar or .7z file. Some emulators will uncompress the game when you want to play it, but the emulator I am going to write about makes you uncompress the file first. I use The Unarchiver or UnRarX to uncompress files.

 
Once you download the file and uncompress it, you will have a .iso file. This is the file that the emulator needs to be able to play the game. All of this sounds complicated, but it really isn’t. You can delete the compressed file once you have uncompressed it and have your .iso file.

 

Dolphin
Dolphin
Now that you have the .iso file, you need to download the emulator, which is called Dolphin. As far as I can tell, this is the best Gamecube or Wii emulator for the Mac. Dolphin is also available for Windows computers too. You can download it here:

https://dolphin-emu.org/download/

 
Once you have installed Dolphin, run the program. The first time I ran it, it did not automatically find my Sonic Adventure 2: Battle .iso file. I had to click “Open” and find the .iso file. Since then though, every time I open Dolphin, my game is listed in the home screen. Here is a tip – to make your game full screen, press Command-F (Ctrl-F for PC). Otherwise your game plays in a small window. Another tip – some of the game files are very big, so you might want to only download the ones you want most. The Sonic Adventure 2: Battle file is over 1GB.

 

Sonic Wiki Logo
Sonic Wiki Logo
If you want more information about Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, you can read more on the Sonic Wiki. Here is a link to the Sonic Adventure 2 / Sonic Adventure 2: Battle page:

http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_Adventure_2. Spoiler alert! That page tells the story of the game if you want to play it before you read about it!

 

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